Greeks Protest Against Austerity Reforms With 24-Hour General Strike



Greeks Protest AgainstGreek workers and professionals are on a 24-hour general strike today, Thursday, protesting the harsh austerity reforms that are about to be voted on in parliament.

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) and the Public Sector Employees Association (ADEDY) participated at a major protest rally that started at Klafthmonos Square at 11:00 am.

The two major unions are reacting against the impending harsh reforms in security funds that translate to severe pension cuts and increases in retirement age. This is the second general strike against the reforms, as the unions went on strike on November 12 as well.

The public transport system operates only from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Trains and suburban railways will not operate at all throughout the day, while passenger ships remain tied in ports for 24 hours.

Public hospitals take emergency cases only, while lawyers, courts, ministries, public offices, municipalities, schools and universities are closed.


4 COMMENTS

  1. Honestly get back to work…everybody is getting screwed over by their employers these days. In Greece’s case it’s Germany

  2. Tsipras and Co Ltd., used to encourage these events. I wonder what he think of them now, knowing what they cost the nation in terms of social unrest and lost revenue?!

  3. Another strike for nothing but making life more difficult for people who work in the private sector.

  4. they do not realist that Tsipras is leftist that likes to lie – socialism sounds great but in reality never works as “some people (like Tsipras) are more equal than other”./